TODAY IN HISTORY
Today is Friday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2018 and the 77th day of autumn. TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY: In 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
In 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing 2,403 American soldiers and civilians.
In 1999, the Recording Industry Association of America filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the online file-sharing service Napster.
In 2002, Iraq denied that it had weapons of mass destruction in a United Nations declaration.
TODAY’S FACT: Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Senate voted for a war resolution 82-0. The House of Representatives approved the resolution 388-1.
TODAY’S SPORTS: In 2007, homerun record holder Barry Bonds pleaded not guilty to lying to investigators about using performance-enhancing drugs.
TODAY’S NUMBER: 64 — servicemen lost by the Imperial Japanese Navy during the attack on Pearl Harbor on this day in 1941.
TODAY’S MOON: New moon (Dec. 7).